Bug 169494 - pm-suspend leaves screen black after resume
Summary: pm-suspend leaves screen black after resume
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pm-utils   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Phil Knirsch
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Reported: 2005-09-28 20:59 UTC by Jukka Ketelaars
Modified: 2015-03-05 01:15 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-24 10:05:34 UTC
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Description Jukka Ketelaars 2005-09-28 20:59:15 UTC
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Description of problem:
After using gnome-power-manager (or starting the pm-suspend script directly) to suspend an nx7010 (with ATI mobility radeon 9200), the machine resumes, the screen powers on, but remains black.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run pm-suspend
2. wait until machine is suspended
3. press power button


Actual Results:  Screen remains black

Expected Results:  Screen should display same data as when suspend was invoked.

Additional info:

Changing the suspend_video and resume_video functions in /etc/pm/functions-ati as below made things work for me (though I do not doubt it will break stuff for others, just adding it here for the benefit of those with a similar setup).

        /usr/sbin/vbetool vbestate save > /tmp/atisuspendstate

        /usr/sbin/vbetool post
        /usr/sbin/vbetool vbestate restore < /tmp/atisuspendstate

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2006-01-25 21:10:37 UTC
Is this still a problem with FC5 test2 or later?

Comment 2 Jukka Ketelaars 2006-01-26 21:47:21 UTC
Running pm-utils-0.09-1 the same problem still occurs (screen remains black with
backlight on).

Comment 3 Phil Knirsch 2006-02-24 10:05:34 UTC
This has been requested for Intel based systems as well, so i'll include this
vbestate save and restore functionality to all 3 major cards (Intel, ATI and

Fix will be in next build.

Please let me know if this fixes the problem for you.

Read ya, Phil

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